Before I could talk, I was running around South Coast Plaza with a mini Louis Vuitton Speedy. My parents thought it was cute, but they had no idea the handbag obsession that was planted in me at such a young age. I still have the baby Louis Vuitton in my closet, though I am not sure what I would keep in it since I can barely get my wrist through the handles. Today’s blog post is a little peek at the newest edition to my handbag collection. The Chloe Faye handbag. I have been lusting after this Chloe purse for months. Every time I had a late night browse, the handbag was back ordered till March! Why is it that the harder it is to get, the more I want it?!
A few weeks ago after a random dinner at Nordstrom, Hubs and I were walking through the handbag section and I spotted the beauty. I could not believe my eyes! The handbag was in the exact style and color that I had been lusting after. It was the last one and on a huge spur of the moment, impulse decision, I bought it.
Chloe handbags have always held a special place in my heart filled with good memories. When I was living in New York City, I was always lusting at the trendy women running around town with their Chloe Betty bags (remember the ones with the giant locks?). Living in New York was incredibly expensive and I did not have a real job or even a consistent part-time job. Expensive handbags were not a tangible thing for me. When I went home to visit for Thanksgiving, my mom and I went shopping and I spotted the Chloe store at South Coast Plaza. Up until my time in New York City, I did not care much about designer anything, so I had never noticed all the designer stores at the mall. My mom surprised and shocked me by offering to buy me a Chloe purse of my choosing as my Christmas present. This was an amazing gift, considering she had paid for my move to New York, the classes I was taking out there, and for the family to come visit me for Christmas. My first Chloe handbag was also the first designer handbag that I choose for myself and to this day I treasure that purse. It is also probably my most worn purse.
Many years later, I was on the hunt for a grey handbag and once again, my mom generously bought me a beautiful Chloe Paraty handbag for Christmas. This year, I did not expect much for Christmas and honestly, I just wanted my mom healthy again, but when I saw this Chloe Faye that had been backordered everywhere I felt like I should just buy it for myself. So I did. Talk about MAJOR retail therapy. There is a little sadness to the purchase because I normally buy handbags with my mom. With her approval. While my mom has a handbag collection to die for (where I get most of my handbags from) she was always happy carrying around whatever bag she could find at the outlets or Kohl’s. Hubs always gets on my case about not using all the nice things I save up for because I am afraid to get them dirty or worn. I get it from my mom. Most of her handbags were never used, until she let me borrow them for an event. I am trying to be better about that in the new year. Life is short, use and enjoy the things I have.
What is your most lust worthy handbag at the moment? Have you ever just splurged on yourself? I would love to know in the comments.
Photos taken and edited by Chris Ledford from Ledford Creative
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